Szycher’s Handbook of Polyurethanes, Second Edition by Michael Szycher

Review submitted by: Foam Factory, Inc.

In this practical handbook, Szycher offers an easy-to-follow compilation of the newest information on polyurethane technology. This new edition is also a bestseller and serves as a reference for marketers, technologists, suppliers, and academicians that require commercially valuable, and prevalent, data on the most advanced uses for polyurethane – one of the most complex specialty polymers.

From commercial uses like custom cushions to the complexities of advanced technological developments, Szycher summarizes vital contents of technical information that you need to know. These patents also illustrate useful technology discovered by universities, corporations, and independent inventors. You’ll get an idea of the perspective and thought process of each development.

This handbook features many full-text patents, specifically because of the vast wealth of information, that are carefully selected by the author himself to best illustrate all of the complex principles that involve polyurethane chemistry and technology – you’ll even find why polyurethane foam in Canada has become such a staple.

Some features that you can expect from this landmark reference include the discussion of polyurethane history, key terms, and commercial importance. Additionally, you’ll find how vast polyurethane has spread – for instance upholstery foam in Canada – throughout the world and why it’s highly coveted as a versatile product for households. Szycher also includes a complete assessment of medical-grade polyurethane technology so you can understand everything that there is to know about the rich technical and historical descriptions of all major polyurethanes.

So, if you’re a scholar or just curious about polyurethane, pick up this handbook and you’ll surely be surprised at the supplier’s expertise.